Due to Storm Babet, there were limited Scottish Premiership games on Saturday. Celtic’s lead was reduced to four points with a game in hand.
Both St. Mirren and Rangers were scheduled to play today in an attempt to narrow the gap between them and Celtic. However, St. Mirren’s game against Ross County was postponed, leaving Rangers as the only team with the chance to do so.
Philippe Clement’s team won 4-0 against Hibernian, marking the beginning of a new managerial era after a disastrous period under Michael Beale. Now, Celtic must demonstrate that they will keep Rangers at a distance, even if they improve in the league.
A confident win against Hearts at Tynecastle would be a perfect response from Celtic to silence any hype coming from across the city, which now seems inevitable. While most of the noise should be avoided, Celtic must be prepared for a potential resurgence from Rangers. Beale left them in a dire state, and it is unlikely that they will be as bad as that in the future, unless they make another major recruitment mistake.
Relentless Celtic won’t be complacent
Celtic’s seven-point lead going into this weekend might seem comfortable, but they are not taking anything for granted. They understand that a lot can happen over the course of a season, and there is still a long way to go before they can secure any titles.
On the other hand, Rangers are hoping that Celtic’s form will dip, and they can make a comeback into the competition.